Downright nasty!

Prepare for the mother of all battles, warns DLP stalwart

The political gloves are finally off.

And with elections now mere months away, a senior Government official and stalwart of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) last night strongly signalled that the Freundel Stuart administration was prepared to go into the gutter if necessary, in order to secure a third straight term in office.

Addressing a meeting of the DLP’s St Michael Central branch at Bank Hall, St Michael last night, Director of the Urban Development Commission Derek Alleyne not only warned that the next election, which is constitutionally due by the middle of next year, will be the “election of all elections”, but that the ruling party was prepared to fight tooth and nail against the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP).

In this regard, he further cautioned that the upcoming poll would be fought by the DLP on moral grounds and that “this same sex marriage thing” would be brought up.

“It is going to be an election of elections. Who lives with whom is going to come up, as part of that election campaign,” Alleyne said, while urging party supporters “to get on the right side”.

“Make sure you get your representative of the area at church every Sunday,” he advised, while stressing that “the issues that are going to be raised in this election are going to be major in terms of what happens over the next ten or 15 years” and that “we [the DLP] have to make our reelection sure”.

Derek Alleyne and Chris Sinckler

His comments came less than 24 hours after Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler publicly accused the Mia Mottley led BLP of starting a smear campaign against him and fellow Cabinet minister Michael Lashley, in a desperate bid to win the Government.

Addressing a branch meeting at the Wesley Hall Junior School on Saturday evening, Sinckler charged that BLP members and supporters were putting out “fake news” about him and Lashley because, he said, the two of them were regarded as difficult to defeat.

“There are certain people that they have identified that they feel stand in the way of them getting Government, and I am one of them. So, they have started this campaign against me and Michael Lashley,” Sinckler said, labelling the alleged attack as the “Get Chris campaign”.

Without identifying a specific item of false news, Sinckler was insistent that “they [BLP activists] intend to put out a lot of fake news, nasty, lying information, starting in other places outside of Barbados and migrating into the mainstream social [media] in Barbados . . . trying their best to link me and other members of the Democratic Labour Party to criminal activities”.

The minister of finance also warned that the situation would get worse in the lead up to the election.

“This is not the only thing. They’re going to put out other stuff too . . . .They want to undermine public confidence and trust in people,” he told members of the DLP’s City branch, adding that the Opposition had been in campaign mode since losing the 2008 poll.

Sinckler also warned party faithful to expect unusual tactics as the election draws closer.

“This is going to be easily the nastiest campaign that would ever be fought in Barbados. It can unnerve people when you see the extent to which some of these Labour Party people will go to secure political office,” he said at the time, while citing some election tactics used against Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 United States election campaign, and subsequent “dirty tricks” that were used against her.

“That is the mode of attack which we are beginning to see right here in Barbados . . . and they’ve started,” Sinckler said while recalling that “a couple years ago they put out a video supposedly of me involved in some sexual act with some woman.

“I didn’t pay it much mind as I am not paying this other thing much mind either,” Sinckler said in reference to more recent allegations that have been levelled against him for which he said “the hammer is going to come down” because “this nastiness and this insidiousness has to stop”.

However, based on Alleyne’s comments the DLP is not prepared to be outdone by anyone, not least of all the BLP under Mottley’s leadership, with Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe already on record as saying that “I am not about to support any idea that the greatness of the nation is bounded up in any individual who does not regard the importance of motherhood, of family, and of marriage according to the biblical standard.

“We want our boys and our girls to grow up in a society where they are not embarrassed because they live in a house where mum is a woman and dad is a man,” Lowe said back in May.

In support of that position, Alleyne suggested to his audience last night that the next general election was simply too important for “the DLP to lose and it is ours to lose.

“We can lose the next general election if we do not do what we are supposed to do. Not that the opposition is going to win it. The general perception out there is that the Leader of the Opposition, Mia Mottley, is not the kind of person that should lead Barbados. That is not what I am saying, it is what I am hearing being said in the society. I am saying again it is our election to lose, so we have to make sure that we do nothing to make that happen.

“We have to work hard and we have to get on the ground, stay and listen, report; we have to get on the call in programmes and defend [the incumbent St Michael Central representative Steve] Blackett and the Prime Minister,” the DLP stalwart said.

He also took a jab at two local media houses saying that “since the [state-run] Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation runs a programme on Sunday he no longer listens to Getting Down to Brass Tacks [on the privately owned Starcom Network] to be confused by the propaganda”.

He went on to state that he no longer listens to such moderators as David Ellis and Peter Wickham and he advised DLP members and supporters to do the same.

Alleyne was also critical of a suggestion that as Minister of Social Care, Blackett should not lose an election.

“What that person is telling me is that Barbados is a welfare state and that they [members of the electorate] are waiting for people to give them handouts.  . . . It is a significant statement about us. What this is saying is that the mandate of the Minister of Social Welfare is to give away things. People are supposed to come with open hands and he is supposed to give them,” he said.

However, Alleyne, a former deputy general secretary of the National Union of Public Workers, warned that Government was not a lime tree that you pick leaves from for them to grow back, while lamenting what he called a new and mendicant attitude to politics and politicians in Barbados.

68 Responses to Downright nasty!

  1. Harriette Carrington
    Harriette Carrington September 25, 2017 at 11:49 pm


  2. BaJan boy September 25, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Bajans want to hear what the DLP will do different that can make their lives better. They know already that you guys don’t have any class nor scruples so getting in the gutter where you all have succeeded in taking them is not where they want to be. You guys have been in the gutter for so along that wunnah used the past 9 years to full wunnah guts and left bajans in the gutter in the process. If you want to know who live with who ask Ronald Jones ot George Pilgrim or any of the other women around the same Derek Alleyne.

  3. Syruppy Kennedy
    Syruppy Kennedy September 25, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Well well when u can lower your standards saying you going the gutter it say alot about you derrick alleyne

  4. John Everatt September 26, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Did everyone hear that? “Make sure you get your representative of the area at church every Sunday”. Wow who is running this country? The clergy or the politicians? Well, the politicians seem to have the podium right after the sermon. And they know they have a captive audience who will not stand up and leave as the service is not over yet. And it is the party in power that has the pulpit to sound just like the clergy and to be believed just like the word of

  5. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison September 26, 2017 at 12:31 am

    What’s wrong with you Syruppy Kennedy ?
    Derrick Alleyne talking about the gutter is
    synonymous with a carpenter talking about building houses.
    All it confirms is what the man always was and the desperation of an almost dead party the present DLP is.
    As for morals, they can go there at their own peril but they should remember that morals includes theft and hidden bank accounts, bribery, turning a blind eye to illegal activities, misappropriation of public funds, building million dollar homes on Minister’s salaries etc.
    As for the certain minister who now has found his voice and is taking his hypocritical stance on morals after having to divide the loot because he thought he was outsmarting Barbadians then to realize that when you deal with garbage that sometimes they are families of flies in the dump.
    Then there is the Minister who would like to join his collegues in the same sex slander campaign but fears that it will be soon public knowledge that under his watch that children are being taught in public schools in this island that same sex relationships are normal yet these hypocrites have the nerve to make the same topic an issue because they think the public is unaware.
    Using the topic of morals will just be one more self inflicted wound that this party of misfits seem to enjoy.
    And that is just the tip of the iceberg …….

    • Syruppy Kennedy
      Syruppy Kennedy September 26, 2017 at 1:00 am
    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba September 26, 2017 at 9:22 am


  6. Baba Yaga
    Baba Yaga September 26, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Wunnuh see the part that they gonna bring up “who lives with whom “, “morals”??? These fkrs gonna dig their own graves.

  7. Mark Adamson September 26, 2017 at 1:21 am

    Who would ever vote for a Mottley led BLP?? Who??

    Mottley is the WORST, POOREST, WEAKEST BLP leader EVER.

    Mottley has ABSOLUTELY no vision, not a cosmology, or a blueprint that can be used by any socia local movements and organization in assisting in the further growth and development of this country.

    Whilst Mottley is giving some attention to national issues in this country, the constituency from which she is the delegate to the House of Assembly – St. Michael North East – must be the worst ever looked after by the constituency delegate, out of all other political constituencies in this country.

    • Bajan September 26, 2017 at 3:20 am

      Mark Adamson you panicking. You done know the majority of Barbados going with Mia. By the way, the constituents in her constituency will determine how they feel about her representation. If you live there you can exercise your right and let her know on polling day how you feel about her representation also.

    • Robert Goren September 26, 2017 at 6:02 am

      Mark……….. then you and Mia have something in common.

      She “is the WORST, POOREST, WEAKEST BLP leader EVER,”

      ………..and you are “the WORST, POOREST, WEAKEST political party leader EVER.”

      And I proved this fact when Adamson and his PDC candidate Akume Akume, were canvassing in the St. Michael North West constituency during the 2013 election campaign.

    • straight talk September 26, 2017 at 10:16 am

      I will be voting for the Mottley led BLP Party.

  8. Rubina September 26, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Bajans are good at other people’s affairs. What a person does in their private life has nothing to do with others. Maybe it might be a tit fa tact situation. Judged not less ye be judged.

  9. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall September 26, 2017 at 1:52 am


  10. Deva-Alexandra DeBeauvois
    Deva-Alexandra DeBeauvois September 26, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Propaganda puppets. Don’t be distracted.

  11. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 26, 2017 at 2:50 am

    “Downright nasty” yuh got that right stinking out BIM with sewage!
    ,Wunna suppose to be on Freundel’s Shuttle now get on it, close the door and take to casserole OFF! We had enough of wunna lies, airing wunna lick mouth verbal diarrhoea and don’t care attitude!

  12. Bajan September 26, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Open Letter To Derek Alleyne

    Derek, please don’t go down the moral highway insinuating that a person’s sexuality is a matter for the electorate to be concerned about and should consider when casting their vote. Be mindful that an increasing percentage of our mature population and the ‘Millennials’ have embraced sexuality as natural and value it as a human right. The ‘Millennial’ Barbadian males and females of all sexual orientations are openly displaying affection for each other in public, in a free society protected by the guarantees of our Constitution and other conventions of which Barbados is a signatory to.

    Furthermore Derek, because of whom you are in our society, your words carry weight and can unintendedly incite discrimination and other painful consequences against an innocent section of our population with different sexual orientations. Beware and be careful.

    Do not impose your generation’s conscience on the people, for the ‘Millennials’, who can exercise their right to vote, would reject you and your political party faster than a heartbeat.

    Listen to reason and good counsel. Remember whom you represent, not just some but all people, gay, straight or bi. May God bless you, Derek. You are a good man and a people’s man. Keep it that way.

  13. Carol T Hinds
    Carol T Hinds September 26, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Smdh…my popcorn aint ready yet for this telenovela. Scandalous

  14. Sheryl Smith
    Sheryl Smith September 26, 2017 at 4:36 am

    “Take ya mind out de gutter”…I thought and was taught. While ya down there clean uhmm that they don’t get block AGAIN.

  15. Skilnic Skyy
    Skilnic Skyy September 26, 2017 at 5:15 am

    On the trajectory we on since 2008 a third term would FINISH Barbados totally. If wunna care anything bout the country sit to fuck down nuh….plz!!!

  16. Tony Webster September 26, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Yep…there’s a lot of that brown stuff to go around. Almost as much as nine years’ worth of fiscal deficits… funny deals… sudden wealth for a few… and all the while…printed money pouring out of Central Bank. Let the fan build up speed, and then let it all hit the fan.

    Hey …effin you haf’ no skletons in the closet…you have nuthin’ to fear. On the uthuh hand …effin you been naughty…look out for the mother-of-all-colon-cleanses coming up!!

  17. Denzil P Walker
    Denzil P Walker September 26, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Dudes, this is beyond stupid; how about contesting the next elections based on your past achievements whilst in control of the government?

    • Dwayne Sealy
      Dwayne Sealy September 26, 2017 at 6:19 am

      well …

    • John Licorish September 26, 2017 at 7:36 am

      What past achievements? Has anything been made better or more efficient during these two terms of DLP Government? Certainly the electorate don’t want to be taken down memory lane once again by the Dems… H.E. Barrow has been dead a long time and many voters have been negatively effected by the roll-back by this Gov’t of some of the initiatives introduced by former Gov’ts. So if you can’t defend your stewardship, you go to the gutter and attack from there. Sick!!

    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison September 26, 2017 at 7:42 am

      Denzil, Denzil, Denzil…….that’s not a nice thing to ask of this self proclaimed gutter rat.
      How in the world can you ask such a thing from the man.
      You know full well that the only achievements this bunch of incompetent misfits have are those for their own personal benefit so what you are asking is a recipe for politcal suicide although the other myriad of self inflicted wounds are likely to have the same terminal effect.

  18. David Eastmond
    David Eastmond September 26, 2017 at 5:50 am

    They missed the memo no one cares about that stuff anymore Day Of Our Live Finished long time

  19. Steve L. Jemmott
    Steve L. Jemmott September 26, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Are you guys sure this is not your intention all along?. I think Barbadians want to know which way is up for this country (after all these lows and downgrades through the past 9 years ) and who can take them there?.

  20. d-coolie-man September 26, 2017 at 6:17 am

    derrick ….they are no homosexual in the DLP !!!

  21. Karen Redman
    Karen Redman September 26, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Check the look on Stinkylar face. He was like oh boy I just endorsed the taxpayers money into my new hobby.

  22. Chris hill September 26, 2017 at 6:26 am

    The next election will be all about the economy and the DLP will do everything they can to confuse the electorate and sideline the real issues. I for one will not be fooled.

  23. Dwayne Sealy
    Dwayne Sealy September 26, 2017 at 6:32 am

    oh dear … whatever happened to standing on your record of achievements? I don’t think the nation needs entertainment and scandal at as serious a time as elections. it speaks volumes about how the electorate is seen by the political practitioners … looks like the much vaunted free education was for naught, cause clearly these folks think people are stupid … but, then again …

    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba September 26, 2017 at 9:41 am


  24. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd September 26, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Wannah better look for anything from them to win this election cause they going in the gutter. Read between the lines.

  25. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall September 26, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Not one of them should win a seat, they failed the citizens of Barbados. They’re a greedy group of people only care about themselves.
    After restoring they 10 percent kill us with NSRL taxes. Not a raise of pay, massive lay off. WASTEFUL 7 millions on Independence.
    WASTEFUL 6 millions on Carifesta. High Utilities. and the list goes on.

  26. Kim Smith
    Kim Smith September 26, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Wow Dereck you for real ? You was hot out last election ,you forgetting how hot you was? I want you to know get your act together cause you is one to get expose.

  27. Vonnie September 26, 2017 at 7:04 am

    See this is what they do when the writing is on the wall but God is in control not Derek Alleyne, Chris, George pilgrim and the gutter colleagues. we ready to Dump them Dems.

  28. Kim Smith
    Kim Smith September 26, 2017 at 7:08 am

    This man went all out to make sure the Dems get back in last election and I quests is he plan to do the same thing again this election but I plan to make sure you do not come in this dark place with no shit cause my hands on the light switch ,I gine turn it on and let Barbados see the truth . #messages and calls recorded

  29. Bajan boy September 26, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Why waste time with Maek Adamson who is supposed to be a party leader and has so much vision that he cant get from behind Woolworth after 20 years. He has such greast vision he des not even know the leader of a political party is tecnically a PM in waiting.

  30. Ideliver69 September 26, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I am very concerned that the head of a government or statutory organization (Director) would attend a DLP’s St Michael Central branch meeting and instead of sticking to his brief on the waste of money and lack of function of the UDC. he prefer to openly declare his bias for the DLP but call for DLPites to rally in the next election.
    Clearly this is also meant to influence or coerce his subordinates in the UDC

    He might not be the first to do this but we need to continue to dissuade these actions. They are rules governing campaigning while holding a government post and this has to borderline campaigning.

  31. Johnathan September 26, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Will someone ask Derek Alleyne if he is going to go into the gutter with which woman daughter was buried with UDC money and the ad every anniversary of her death.

  32. Andrena Ceasar
    Andrena Ceasar September 26, 2017 at 7:45 am

    don’t care wanna have to go not even going to finish this don’t care who adults sleep with wanna got to go

  33. Randolph September 26, 2017 at 8:09 am

    What foolishness an election fought on who is living with whom and on moral grounds.It should also be fought on who is corrupt and have become millionaires.Fight it on lies.No one will be sent home and free university education would continue.Fight it on how after 9 years civil servants have not received a cent increase.Fight it on who got AIDS from homosexual lifestyle.I want Derek Alleyne to know that bajans are not stupid,but know what is going on.Bring it on.

  34. Gillian Skeete
    Gillian Skeete September 26, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Total disgraceful display like little boys in the schoolyard slinging mud! Just get election called and none of us have to see either of you again. Bye bye!!!

  35. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray September 26, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Waite! you now to know all you dirty, you late man for decades now you all were down right nasty

  36. Helen Connolly
    Helen Connolly September 26, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Once a guttersnipe, always a guttersnipe !

  37. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba September 26, 2017 at 9:25 am


  38. Kevin September 26, 2017 at 9:37 am

    In 2013 it was the “mother of all elections”, 2018 its the “election of elections”. Wonder what the 2023 due elections will be called…..

  39. Prince Trémaine
    Prince Trémaine September 26, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Prepared go into the gutter, so you’re actually telling me that they weren’t already there?

  40. Sonia Brathwaite
    Sonia Brathwaite September 26, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I am convinced that this government (DLP), think very little of the people of this country. They believe that Bajans are a bunch of illiterates. That type of gutter politics might have worked years ago, but I doubt it will work this time. After the suffering the people in this country has endured, all the advice that has been given to this government to help revive this country by intelligent people and you two fools feel that you can come with your nonsense about people and morals and that will win an ellection. I am sure this world is seeing the folly of electing Trump base on this same crap and also Bajans has seen what you all have done to this country over the last nine years, so I would suggest that you all pack your bags and take leave of the government and let INTELLIGENT people run this country. You all a bunch of dotards.

  41. Zabeeda Alli Abdool
    Zabeeda Alli Abdool September 26, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Everyday these ppl fighting over material things…do u guys prayed…becoz the day mother nature take its turn we all will be worse than the other’s

  42. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin September 26, 2017 at 10:10 am

    The fight is not only on between u 2
    There are 2 other possibilities. ..
    Take ur head from the clouds….
    This will b an election above all elections… because ppl won’t to vote n for the lesser of 2 evils
    There is now CHOICE

    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison September 26, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      There was always a choice Kim, it’s just that that choice has expanded.
      What I’ll say though is that I for one will not be voting into office an untested and inxperienced party when the stakes are so high about the future of this country. The people of this country in 2008 did just that when they elected to office of inexperienced neophytes and left overs from a past failed administration., Tell me why in the name of God would any rationally thinking person go down that route again unless they again want similar results.
      I have no problem with the election of individual members from any of the new parties but it would have to be based on what particular set of skills that person brings to the table but to elect a full party of green politicians would be to repeat the 2008 exercise and this country cannot afford to do that.

  43. Renaldo D. Weekes
    Renaldo D. Weekes September 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Lol. This is going to be a great election.

  44. roger headley September 26, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Study Derek Alleyne eyes and then his face generally. What do you see?

  45. Shonel Kingston
    Shonel Kingston September 26, 2017 at 10:45 am

    They has to go into the gutter because they can’t defend they policies

  46. harry turnover September 26, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Ya gine in de gutter? well we gine make sure all a wunna remain there.
    Instead of all that gutter talk tell ya BOSS to ring de bell and see the celebrations that gine begin.
    Some a wunna own yard fowls and paling cocks want to see the back of wunna and you talking bout a third term.?..WHERE ? in BARBADOS ?…man people like wunna got to be living in a fools paradise.

  47. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith September 26, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Gutter politics at its best, now if any of you all cannot come to me with solutions, ideas or anything constructive, ah telling you now, don’t come at my place, don’t ask me to vote for yuh, because right now half a dozen and six is the same thing, I ain’t see a boy or girl who can get my vote at the present time.

  48. Abeda Adam
    Abeda Adam September 26, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I hope they take a shovel and hard broom with them so they could clean out the gutter whilst down there.. make the session useful

  49. Ian Matic Gale
    Ian Matic Gale September 26, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    This guy is absolutely despicable.. What a disgrace!

  50. Alex Alleyne September 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    “Mother of all Battles”,…..USA language.
    Soon we will see some …..RUSSIAN language too.
    We already talking about ….”Fake News”.
    Bajans just love to COPY.

  51. straight talk September 26, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Going down to thee gutter to win the government would be downright nasty

  52. Ann Thomas September 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    What air are these people breathing? It has to be very rarefied and not available to us ordinary Barbadians.

    I really do not understand their fascination with the issue of this “same sex marriage thing” and why who lives with who should come up. If you are in the gutter, the rest of Barbados is certainly not there with you.

    Let me tell you what morality the citizens of Barbados are interested in:

    When are we going to get proper roads to drive on again? We are tired of the temporary inconveniences becoming permanent – more potholes than ever, in fact than road.

    When are people going to start getting jobs again? Not just the ones who happen to be lucky with their choice of address.

    When is garbage collection going to be regular again? When can we look forward to normal service, twice a week or at least once a week and not these irregular visits by the SSA, and not the ones you need a telescope to see.

    When is the ever present bush going to disappear? Whatever happened to the $5 million that was promised for debushing?

    When is the Welfare Department going to look after the well being of the poor and vulnerable again?

    When is the UDC going to start repairing houses again?

    Those are the things that concern us, the people of Barbados. Unfortunately they seem to have been consigned to the same gutter that you seem to wish to operate from.

  53. sally September 26, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    gutter election ? gutter politics? according to my one year old grandson no no no we Bajans don’t ever want to hear that. our attention has been turned to all the taxes and problems we are facing all we want to hear is improvement not people business so come again and if I was Bajans and any platform indulging in that kind of talk I would boycott the meetings .

  54. Frank White September 27, 2017 at 7:35 am

    What’s fascinating, is that he made this gutter comment and none of the DLP ministers came out and scolded him for that comment, which leave me to accept that this is what they stands for as well…

    Mark Adamson, you are pathetic as they come. I am beginning to think that you have a crush on Ms. Mottley because no matter the article, you always find your way in attacking her…

    Donkey got long ear, but not to hear he own story…


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